In less than a week on the job Scott Satterfield has reportedly found three staff members to join him at Louisville.
Over the weekend there were multiple reports that defensive coordinator Bryan Brown and quarterbacks/passing game coordinator coach Frank Ponce would follow Satterfield Louisville.
On Sunday evening FootballScoop.com reported that offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford will leave Dave Doeren’s staff at North Carolina State to take the same position at Louisville under Satterfield.
–Brown was on Satterfield’s staff at App State for seven years. He spent six years as the cornerbacks coach and was hired as the defensive coordinator for the 2018 season. The App State defense ranked third in the country in yards allowed under Brown’s guidance.
–Ponce has been with Satterfield at App State since 2013. The Miami native had previously spent six seasons as the wide receivers coach at Florida International. Before joining the college ranks, Ponce spent roughly fifteen years coaching at various high schools in the Miami area. He has played a big role in developing App State’s Florida pipeline. The Mountaineers have 11 players on their roster from the Sunshine state.
–Ledford will reunite with Satterfield after spending three seasons as the offensive line coach at North Carolina State. Prior to joining Dave Doeren’s staff, Ledford held the same position under Scott Satterfield at App State from 2012-2015. His title/role isn’t known, but Satterfield being able to pluck him from a divisional opponent is pretty impressive. I would assume Ledford is going to get a raise out of the move.
Brown, Ponce and Ledford aren’t household names in the world of college football, but I think Satterfield is off to a great start at assembling his staff. Keeping guys like Brown and Ponce who have been a big part of your success at App State certainly makes sense. Plucking an offensive line coach from a program in your division<
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